Zooplankton Vertical Migration Animation
A Researchers’ Night Event for Forskningsdagene 2022
18:00 - 22:00 September 30, 2022 at Stormen Konserthus
Join us for an evening of science and chill on stage with ocean experts in an immersive 3D visual exhibit
ZOOLYS brings the ocean inside to the main concert hall stage at Stormen Konserthus. Using novel 3D animation technology and marine research data, we code for the behaviour and interactions of zooplankton to play on the big screen. The public joins the larger-than-life zooplankton onstage to experience life as a tiny member of the sea.
Zooplankton vertical migration is Earth's largest movement of animals. The phenomenon occurs daily, and the animals travel vast distances from the ocean depths to the upper layers, sometimes swimming hundreds to thousands of meters. Unbeknownst to most of the public, this spectacle occurs silently, out of sight, and often under cover of darkness. And yet, zooplankton vertical migration is a core concept in marine sciences, crucial to ocean health, and the support system behind many ocean-related economic activities.
Hear more about zooplankton and related topics through popular science presentations by experts from academia, industry, and NGOs in the talk schedule below. Have a question about the sea? These are the folks to ask. So join us for an evening of science and chill in the ocean we bring to the main concert hall stage.
Popular science talks from18:10 to 21:30.
Rolf is a professor at UiT The Arctic University of Norway His research interests include sea ice zone, phytoplankton, Arctic marine system ecology, primary production, and ocean diversity. Current research activities include the Polar Front Project at Akvaplan-Niva. Read his popular science blog posts on the research cruise activities here and here. An English article about the Polar Front Project can be found here.